Thank you to so many of you who stopped by and left such lovely comments about Susanna’s and my video visit to Brooke and Steve Giannetti’s beautiful Ojai farm. With such an idyllic setting and photogenic home, it was hard to stop snapping shots. So today I take you back for a little bonus look at more Patina Farm Style. On Brooke’s Instagram feed, she recently mentioned how she loved the “transparency” of their house. It’s a beautifully designed enfilade that I noticed and loved immediately upon arriving.
Thanks to the California climate, it took only about a year for the back doors to be fully covered with ivy.
The house is all about natural materials and a simple palette. The floors and doors are all bleached oak, including the pocket screens which disappear into the walls behind the steel and glass doors.
Throughout the house, the pale natural woods are included, whether as building materials, furniture or accessories, from the living room,
to Brooke’s office
The way Brooke decorates is predicated on a fluid and flexible style. Anything can move around and be repurposed from one room to another. For example, the chest may function now as a bar area, but could easily be in a bedroom as well.
The warmth of the wood is echoed in the living finish of the brass throughout.
I had a Lacanche range in the my last house and loved it, although I would have loved it even more in a built in niche like this, where everything is easily at hand, handsomely displayed.
all photos by Stacey Bewkes for Quintessence
There is so much more in this home to talk about but you can find it all in the book, where I have been addictively studying the detailed notes included on the many sketches and plans that are so generously included. It’s a treasure trove of design ideas.
12 thoughts on “More Patina Farm Style”
Dreamy! So soothing.
Brooke and Steve are as nice as they are talented. Beautiful post Stacey! Being able to see Patina Farm this way is just amazing – your video series is truly unique and you give such insight. Thank you!
I’ve seen many photos of Patina Farm, but it’s never enough! There’s always a different angle that highlights some gem. Thanks!!!!
Love all your posts but this was out of the park beautiful, I have the book and have gotten so much pleasure in its pages. Thank you, thank you.
I love, love this house and all things about it, except for all those white, white walls!
My book already has patina from paging through it so many times!!! franki
Thank you! It is truly a treasure trove! It bears careful study; and rereading!!! I adore that house! And the people in it!
Gorgeous! I love it so much. The natural and simple design is my dream!
I loved your video. Having followed Brooke and Steve and Patina Farm since they day they bought the property it was great to be able to “be there” on your video tour. They are lovely and gracious, not to mention wildly talented. Thanks!
Such a beautiful post and video tour of this amazing home. Thank you.
Anyone have an idea of a source for the steel door hardware?